Start the day with a run through the orchard. Then you can enter, enjoy, or eat the homemade apple pies in the Pie Fest!
The Cider House Run/Walk (2 or 4 mile run/2 mile walk) begins at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $25 for anyone over 12 which includes a Pick Your Own apple bag. Kids under 12 are asked to pay $8 for the bag (children in backpacks and strollers are free).
All PAID registrants receive a bag to pick your own apples following the race. Please note that registration fees are non-refundable and not transferable. For more info, please contact Rayne at 316-7142, e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.racevermont.com/cider-house-runwalk/
Race day check-in is from 9:45-10:30 a.m. right here at the orchard.
The Pie Fest consists of 3 local judges taste-testing 30 double crusted apple pies. Judges then use their finely tuned palates to discover the winners among pies. First Place walks away with $200 cash. Please e-mail Megan at email@example.com to enter your delectable pie in the contest.
Our traditional celebration is jam-packed with taste-testing foods from local farms and food producers, a wonderful lineup of Vermont musicians, delightful tractor hayrides, a cool Tractor Petting Zoo (with special thanks to Bob Blair and 1-800-GOT-JUNK), the a-mazing haybale maze, great facepainting, ropemaking, neat apple prints, and lots of info available about interesting area organizations.
Musicians include Francesca Blanchard, Cartwheels, Red Hot Juba, Robert Resnik, Gordon Stone Band, and the Zii Trees. Co-sponsored by Big Heavy World & The Radiator (105.9 FM).
Farmers and food producers may charge for their specially-prepared foods.
Please bring a donation of non-perishable food for our local Food Shelves.
Participating pick-your-own orchards have a hidden wooden apple just ripe for the picking! Find one and you’ll get an Apple iPad or iTouch awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, so start searching early. Apples will be tucked away sometime after September 8.
“Apples to iPods” is sponsored in partnership by Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing, Woodchuck Draft Cider, Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Small Dog Electronics, and Vermont Tree Fruit Growers Association.
Apple and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
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Vermont Foodbank and Vermont Agency of Agriculture are again sponsoring the "Pick for Your Neighbor" program. People can pick apples at the orchard, purchase them, and then donate them to the program---we'll store them right here and the Foodbank will pick up the apples. Our goal is to donate at least 600 lbs. this year. Thanks for sharing with your neighbors!